These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate KCLU – NPR – Thousand Oaks Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial perspectives that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Radio Station
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
KCLU – NPR – Thousand Oaks is an NPR FM radio station (88.3 FM) based in Thousand, California, serving the surrounding area.
Funded by / Ownership
KCLU – NPR – Thousand Oaks is owned and broadcast by California Lutheran University. Revenue is derived through institutional grants, individual contributions, and fees paid by users of the Public Radio Satellite System. NPR stations receive less than 1% of their funding from the federal government.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the KCLU – NPR – Thousand Oaks website reports news and radio programming information with a slight liberal bias. News on the website is derived from NPR and often utilizes minimally loaded language, such as this A close call: Tour bus catches on fire on Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County. This story is fact-based and, like all others reviewed, relies on credible sources of information. The website also publishes content from American Public Media and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
In general, story selection tends to lean slightly left, as does editorial content, such as Santa Barbara Transgender Day of Visibility. Finally, news reporting is fact-based and leans left from an editorial perspective.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate KCLU – NPR – Thousand Oaks Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial perspectives that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 09/18/2023)
Last Updated on September 18, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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